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Emergency evacuation of a building or part of the campus or center may occur at any time without prior notice for several reasons including fire, bomb threat, natural gas leak, etc.. GBC personnel have the responsibility to give instructions and assist other persons as they evacuate, close but do not lock doors, and provide other required safety measures, unless otherwise directed by emergency personnel.

Some Emergencies May Require the Evacuation of the Buildings

  1. If a building or portion of the campus must be evacuated please follow these guidelines: Fire alarms may be used to notify of an evacuation situation. FAILURE TO EVACUATE IS UNLAWFUL.
  2. Remain calm and orderly. Walk quickly but DO NOT RUN to the NEAREST SAFE exit.
  3. Follow instructions of emergency personnel (i.e., Fire Fighter, EMT, Police, Campus Security, or Campus Buildings & Grounds).
  4. If persons with disabilities are in the area give needed assistance. FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR EVACUATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BELOW.
  5. If time permits, turn off lights, computers and equipment that you were using and close, but do not lock doors as you leave.
  6. GBC students and staff, move to your designated meeting location away from the building and assemble to wait for further instructions. . All assembly areas should be on the outside of the campus a safe distance from the buildings, not within the center.
  7. Once in a safe location, all office groups must check in with their Administrative Assistant. All classes must check in with their Professor.
  8. Keep roadways and walkways CLEAR for emergency vehicles. Stay at your assembly area until instructed otherwise
  9. No one is permitted to re-enter a building until the okay is given by the Police, Fire Department, GBC Security or a Vice President

Evacuation of Persons with Disabilities

All GBC personnel are responsible for the evacuation of persons with disabilities in their respective areas. GBC Disabilities Symbolspersonnel must obtain the assistance necessary to evacuate these persons. GBC personnel must ensure the persons with disabilities are attended to until the “ALL CLEAR” is given or until relieved by emergency personnel. Do not use elevators during an emergency evacuation.

Persons with Visual Impairments

Tell the person the nature of the emergency and offer to guide them to the nearest safe exit. Have the person take your elbow and escort them (this is the preferred method when acting as a “sighted guide”).

Persons with Hearing Impairments

Two methods of warning are:

  1. Write a message indicating the nature of the emergency and the nearest evacuation route. For example: FIRE!! Exit out the 1st door on the left and go to the parking lot. NOW!
  2. Tap the person’s shoulder and point to the strobe lights on the fire alarms or turn the room lights on and off to get their attention. Indicate through writing a note or gesturing what is happening and what to do.

Persons with Mobility Impairments

Persons with mobility impairments should be escorted to the nearest exit. Do not attempt to carry persons with mobility impairments unless there is IMMINENT DANGER. Lifting a person with minimal ability to move may be dangerous to their well being. If a person with mobility impairments cannot leave the building without assistance one employee should remain with them as long as it is safe to do so while a second employee contacts the emergency responders for assistance. When possible, remain with the person with impairments inside a classroom or office with the door closed to slow the spread of smoke or toxic chemicals.

For More Information Contact

Campus Security

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Great Basin College, "The Gold Standard in the Silver State", offers associate and baccalaureate level education in academic, career and technical fields. Welcoming over 4,000 students annually from all corners of the country, both online and at our various campuses and centers, GBC's presence extends across two time zones and spans more than 86,000 square miles throughout Nevada. A leader in rural higher education, GBC takes pride in developing students who are well-prepared to meet the demands of industry and who contribute to the success and prosperity of the local economy.

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